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What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

What are the risks of potassium or sodium benzoate (commonly found as preservatives)?

See below: Very little. The drug is used in medicine to assist in lowering serum ammonia levels by activation of a nonurea cycle pathway; ammonia in the presence of benzoate will conjugate with glycine to form hippurate which is secreted by the kidney. As a preservative, there is little worry unless the individual is also on probenecid which can inhibit benzoate renal excretion. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Can I take vitamin C pills (always made of sodium/potassium bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) ascorbate, benzoate...) w. pulmonary hypertension requiring low sodium diet?

Yes, however...: I strongly advise you take Vitamin C, ideally 1000 mg 2-3x/day, but you should try to find forms without sodium. I don't know what's available in Denmark, but in the US you can find ascorbic acid, or calcium or magnesium ascorbate without sodium. Lypo-spheric Vit. C is esp. well-absorbed,but has 120 mg of sodium, but a low sodium diet usually allows 2000mg/day. Vit. C is best with bioflavonoids. ...Read more

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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

Bloodtest said my potassium level was high what can the side effects fromthis be?

May be error: Elevated potassium can be cause by any number of things. A common cause of a blood sample that wasn't prepared correctly. If the blood sample was hemolyzed, potassium levels can rise. Certain medicines can cause elevated potassium. Side effects are minimal. High levels of potassium can cause heart rhythm problems. Make sure you follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amoxicillin clavinuate potassium (penicillin)?

The runs: I'd say most common side effect of amox/clavulonate is loose stools. If severe, stop, if doesn't clear, call doctor. Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit. ...Read more

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What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

What are side effects of taking losartan potassium to contol hypertension?

Side effects: Losartan is a member of the angiotension receptor blocker (arb) class of anti-hypertensive agents. The side effects of this class of drugs are minor. The only serious one that can develop is a high potassium level. At your age, i would expect that you have no chronic kidney disease of any significance so I do not think that you will have this problem, at present. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

What are the side effects of low potassium to unborn child?

Heart is in danger : Most of the k+ in the body is inside the cells. While in the uterus, placenta works to support fetal vital organs (gas exchange, toxins excretion, etc.) after birth newborn needs to support himself and with severe hypokalemia most of the vital organs would be in failure: heart (rhabdomyolysis & arrhythmia), kidneys, gastrointestinal (paralitic ileus), respiratory - from ascending paralysis, etc. ...Read more

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Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now .1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!

Florinef (fludrocortisone) for pots 50mcg felt a lot better now .1mg feel dizzy and sick. Will these side effects go? Potassium is fine weekly blood test. Ughh!

Lower dose?: You may need to lower the dose, but you should only do this with your doctor's supervision! never stop Florinef (fludrocortisone) abruptly, it could lead to fatal adrenal crisis if you were previously on it for awhile. Florinef (fludrocortisone) supresses your body's natural production of cortisol, so stopping suddenly can cause low cortisol crisis. ...Read more

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